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Online Kev Murphy

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Fiddly bits fixup.
« on: December 11, 2020, 06:56:54 PM »
Fitted some extra rear lights a few weeks back, after the clown in the tailgating 4WD nudged me from behind, claiming that he didn't see my brake lights. Cop in next lane ticketed him for tailgating, driving without due care, texting while driving, and a whole bunch of other stuff.
The reason I braked was because I had a red traffic light, which he also failed to see, (too busy texting)


Did that fiddly little job of straightening/levelling up the new tail lights on the bike today to
stop them from pointing at the ground, took about 45 minutes.

I used a short piece of plastic conduit as a spacer to prop out the bottom of the lights.

Have not connected the indicators in the new lights yet.



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Re: Fiddly bits fixup.
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2020, 07:22:09 PM »
looks good Kev. Denis,
 
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Re: Fiddly bits fixup.
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2020, 07:51:59 PM »
Next one will say they were blinded by your lights  :grin
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Re: Fiddly bits fixup.
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2020, 08:53:35 PM »
Probably a waste of time, Kev...If they can't see the standard brake light I'd hazard a guess and say they won't see your new lights either...

Apparently you've actually got to be looking to notice these things...  :whistle :||||
 
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Re: Fiddly bits fixup.
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2020, 09:40:38 PM »
Hey Kev if he couldn't see the red traffic light you could have a million lights on the back of your bike and he still wouldn't see you.
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Re: Fiddly bits fixup.
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2020, 11:42:49 PM »
Maybe I should fit a rearward facing 12 gauge to get tailgaters attention??  :eek :grin
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Re: Fiddly bits fixup.
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2020, 11:49:13 PM »
They dont see a big white bike with a bigish rider wearing a fluro vest in front of them or along side....

They do see the orange strobes but..  :)
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Re: Fiddly bits fixup.
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2020, 06:33:01 AM »
Just mount a Howitzer on the rear end that'll wake em up. ;-* ;-* ;-*

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Re: Fiddly bits fixup.
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2020, 07:13:05 AM »
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